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Opelousas, LA: Today, St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court (www.stlandry.org), the depository for a vast collection of primary historical documents, announced the appointment of Alex Lee as the Court’s new Archivist.

Alex is an experienced researcher and award-winning genealogist, having honed his trade under the tutelage of the former archivist, Keith Fontenot.

“I am thrilled to have Alex join our team. His experience in Louisiana Creole heritage and family history will help further our understanding of the diverse heritage of Louisiana, especially St.Landry Parish”, stated Clerk of Court, Charles Jagneaux.

Mr. Lee is the current recipient of the 2021 Diverse Heritage Award from the Louisiana Trust for Historical Preservation where he was recognized for achievements in the promotion and preservation of Louisiana’s multicultural and underserved Creole heritage. He uses his passion for genealogy and history to research underserved heritage, promoting his trade at numerous heritage festivals and genealogy workshops throughout the Acadiana parishes.

Alex has been on several university panels regarding his understanding of the Creole culture. He conducts extensive research including civic and church records to provide historical books for individual surnames.

Alex was born in Texas and attended Beaumont Central Medical Magnet High School and Texas Southern University where he majored in music education and history. He also marched in TSU’s famed Ocean of Soul.